Here are 10 benefits of cooking with your
Learning to cook helps children to learn about nutrition and
healthy eating. They are growing up with fast food and junk food
at their fingertips, which is part of the reason why child
obesity is on the rise! Teaching kids to cook will help
instill skills to last them a lifetime.
Boost their self esteem. If your child needs a boost of
self confidence, (and who doesn't!) cooking in the kitchen will
do just that. They are accomplishing a task, learning something
important, and contributing to the family.
Create family time and bonding. Take time to cook with
your children and they will have memories that they can pass on
to their families. It may take a longer time to get the meal or
snack made but the moments with your children will be priceless.
(Just remember to have patience and don't worry about flour on
the floor or spilled milk).
Kids will be more apt to eat what they make. Perhaps,
it is the enthusiasm of creating something themselves, but
children will be more likely to eat whatever they had a hand in
Cooking is a great way to learn life skills. This can
be especially helpful when kids are on their own and won't have
to rely on fast food and junk food to sustain themselves.
Children can help contribute to the family and can
feel the importance of helping.
Children can learn to work together as a team, whether
it is with a parent or with a sibling to get the job done.
Cooking teaches kids about planning and making choices.
While cooking kids can practice creativity and use their
imagination. Kids cooking activities are a great way to
express themselves and enjoy their creations.
Read more on reasons for
kids to learn to cook.
Through the years I've come to understand just how much kids love to
cook and want to help in the kitchen. When children are young they
pretend to cook in the kitchen, make mud pies in the sandbox, and
what kid hasn't made bubble cakes in the bath tub? Kids do cooking activities all the
Educators whether they are homeschooling, teaching in a school
system or volunteering in a youth program all have one thing in
common, lack of time.
You can find them up late at night planning for classes and using
any spare time they have for lesson planning and idea research.
With our plans and ideas you will still need to do the grocery
shopping but you?ll never have to plan a cooking lesson again.
So put on an apron and lets get started with Kids Cooking
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